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Genocide fugitive Kantengwa faces up 15years in prison over visa fraud

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Prudence Kantengwa, 47, of Boston, was convicted of lying about her activities and associations during the Rwandan genocide to enter the country and when seeking asylum.

Kantengwa, who was born in Rwanda and entered the United States in 2004, was convicted of visa fraud, fraud in immigration documents, perjury during her testimony before an immigration judge and obstruction of administrative hearings. She will be sentenced July 31.

A federal jury in Boston on Monday convicted the sister of Beatrice Munyenyezi, the New Hampshire woman who will go on trial here for a second time for allegedly lying about her role in the Rwandan genocide to gain citizenship.

Munyenyezi, 42, formerly of Manchester, stood trial this spring in U.S. District Court in Concord, N.H. on two counts of lying on immigration and naturalization papers about her role in the Rwandan genocide.

Federal prosecutors claimed Munyenyezi commanded an extremist Hutu militia and ordered the rapes and killings of Tutsis in Butare in 1994.

A federal jury failed to reach a verdict in Munyenyezi’s case on March 15 after four days of deliberation and 12 days of testimony. She will go on trial for a second time Sept. 10.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Capin and Aloke Chakravarty prosecuted Kantengwa and Munyenyezi.

Kantengwa, faces up to 15 years in prison followed by six years of supervised release and more than $500,000 in fines.

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